Grand Gedeh County District 2 Representative George Borley has filed a million dollar lawsuit against Montserrado County District 16 lawmaker Dixon Seboe for what he calls damage of his character.
The Grand Gedeh lawmaker has dragged his colleague to the Civil Law Court to pay damages for injuring his character with a million dollar lawsuit.
In the suit filed, Rep. Boley wants the court to order Rep. Seboe to pay him one million United States dollars for damaging his character and to interpret whether grave statements that injure peoples character should be punishable by law.
Hon. Seboe is yet to officially respond to the lawsuit filed against him by his colleague on the evening of Tuesday, May 25, 2021.
Officially, the House of Representatives Counsels are expected to appear with their Client, Hon. Seboe, this Friday and/or file a response to the suit.
As per the House of Representatives rule, Statements made on the floor of the Plenary are not admissable before the Courts.
Sources close to the House of Representatives leadership hinted that there are negotiations underway that the case would be dropped against Hon. Seboe due to the House’s rule.
On Thursday, March 25, Rep. Boley, while speaking on the floor, was confronted by Rep. Seboe, who became emotional and while pointing at Rep. Boley, repeatedly said, “This man killed my family members. He needs to face the war crimes Court.”
Rep. Boley termed as ‘blatant and reckless’ allegation made against him by Representative Dixon Wlawlee Sebo of Montserrado County District #16 that he murdered his family members during Liberia’s deadly civil conflict.
The lawsuit comes barely a week since the Legislature received a petition from a group of citizens on the establishment of the War and Economic Crimes Court for Perpetrators of Crimes in Liberia.
It can be recalled that Rep. Boley was a part of the Liberia Peace Council (LPC) fighting force during the LIBERIAN Civil War.
The LPC committed 10% of the total violations carried out by warring factions during the 14-year long civil conflict, according to Liberia’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC).
The TRC documented in its final report that the LPC, which was situated in Southeastern Liberia, committed 16,708 violations including forced displacement, killing, forced labor, abduction, gang rape and looting, among other atrocities.
Boley and others participation in the 14 years long civil crisis and mayhem caused could not be overemphasized as the Petitioners requested that the Court’s establishment will bring an end to injustices against war victims.
Rep. Boley was a junior minister in the administration of President William Tolbert, but was briefly jailed for his associations with opposition groups. He was released on the morning of the 1980 military coup that brought Samuel Doe to power.
After Former Pres. Doe’s murder in September 1990, he went into exile in the United States but was deported by the in 2012 after being accused of committing atrocities during the civil war including commanding armed child soldiers.
He returned to Liberia and took over the leadership of the Liberia Peace Council (LPC), a rebel group that participated in the Liberian Civil War.
Boley participated in the country’s first post-war presidential election, held on 19 July 1997. Representing the National Democratic Party of Liberia (NDPL), he won only 1.26% of the votes.